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of the fema assistance to get people moved or get them rentals. we're working to get more people in these areas, thing rs starting to get in there. but the two priorities are the power restoration to get power back on. we're going to refer back to the utilities. we got some of the equipment today. we're moving equipment from the west coast to the east coast. you can't drive it fast enough, so the departments are now flying utility trucks and crews to the west coast. some began landing this evening. that's going to continue as we bring in more resources to support utilities. >> when you see the pictures, we've seen this in several areas. when you look at the devastation and homes completely gone, homes just ripped off their foundations. is this what you expected or worse? >> no, this is why the evacuation orders were issued. with storm surge, which is what we get with these type of systems, people tend to think of this as what you see from hurricanes like we saw in mississippi and other storms. when this happens, that's the power of that water. it's not going to be like it's flood
the gop primary debate, fema had come up. front and center and appearing to do fine and getting fine reviews, today, is he going to get rid of fema today he avoided that. here it is. >> governor, would you eliminate fema if you were president? >> i'm sorry, let me make it clear. he said states should be responsible for disaster relief. >> to me, this is very tricky, he did not say there should not be a fema. he was asked about whether -- he suggested states and the private sector should generally be taking on more responsibility from the federal government. his campaign explicitly said on monday, he wouldn't abolish fema. fema takes care of a lot of disasters well below the level of hurricane sandy, including local floods, what have you. if fema could focus on big-ticket events like this one, it's possible it would be able to do its job better and state responsibility for lower level minor disasters that could be handled exclusively by states, that's a legitimate question. mitt romney wouldn't want to abolish fema, and he made that explicitly clear. >> a model interesting for health
hearing a lot about fema and mitt romney's position on fema. yesterday he dodged a lot of questions about it in ohio. >> reporter: yeah, and the obama campaign and other democrats are pointing to comments romney made way back in june of 2011 at a cnn republican presidential debate. take a listen. >> fema is about to run out of money and there are some people who say do it on a case-by-case basis and some people say the state should take on a bigger role. how do you deal with that? >> every time you take something from the federal government you need to send it back to the states. that's the right direction. you can go further and send it back to the private sector, that's even better. >> reporter: john king at that debate back in 2011. yesterday mitt romney at a campaign event converted to a disaster relief event in ohio and was asked by reporters a number of times about what he would do with fema. take a listen to what he said. >> reporter: governor, would you eliminate fema if you were president? >> reporter: what would you do with fema? >> you can see he didn't say much to those questi
in three states after visiting fema headquarters yesterday. fema workers -- will run the nerve center that coordinates the government's response to the storm mr. obama reminded people to follow instructions of local officials before he cancelled a scheduled appears in florida. hurricane sandy forced mitt romney to change his plans for the second time in the last few days. romney campaigned in the state of ohio yesterday instead of virginia as planned. his campaign cancelled appearance for tomorrow in new hampshire. romney telling supporters one stop in ohio, our throughouts and prayers where the -- our thoughts and prayers are with the people who are in harm's way. >>> many fans watching on a jumbotron. thousands watched the world series with other giants' fans and share that sweet victory. others lined restaurants and bars in the city. a lot of celebrating there. now they are ready for the parade which will be this wednesday. the planning started days ago when we were heading in the right direction. i didn't say only two more games until we have the world series. i didn't want to jin
, fema officials are there and other top officials. rick, what do you see there? rick: incredible devastation in this community and many more up and down the new jersey coastline this is one of hundreds of homes that was damaged, some of them destroyed. you can see in this guy's front door and see the pool table covered with several feet of ground. >>neil: i will come back do you, but, now, with the president. >> we are surveying the damage up and down the new jersey coastline, we want to show the president that personally, and i had an opportunity to see and discuss it at length, and, then, going over to the shelter here, being able to meet with folks and they can see the president and his concern, the concern all of us have. we have lots of challenges and our challenge is to get back to normalcy to get power restored and people have clean drinking water and wastewater treatment maps are working and hospitals are taken care of, and we get kids back to school. so, i discussed all those issues with the president and i am pleased to report that he has sprung into action immediately
led by fema. >> every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the state, that's the right direction. and you can go further and send it back to the private sector, that's better. >> aides appear to suggest that romney would maintain fema but states are in the best position to aid affected individuals and direct resources and assistance to where they are needed most. this includes help from the federal government and fema. >> would you eliminate fema? >> romney was asked a half dozen times if he would eliminate fema. >> you're doing a heck of a job. >> fema's image was badly damaged during hurricane katrina. >> romney supporters said they felt a possibility to do what they can to help. >> the right thing to do. >> he is very much on the gop's path to victory. >> surprising people up and down the coast. we eyre going one area inundated by water, leaving hundreds and hundreds of people calling for help. 5 iconic design. exhilarating performance. [ race announcer ] audi once again has created le mans history! [ male announcer ] and once i
to the coast of new york and new jersey in case they're needed. president obama stopped by fema headquarters in washington before heading to new jersey to join governor chris christie to tour the damage caused by sandy. we're going to get to that in a moment. buses and ferries are running and bridges into manhattan are now open. the nation's largest subway system is still water logged. limited subway and rail service begins tomorrow. one sign of normalcy today, the new york stock exchange is open. the opening bell rung by mayor bloomberg. president obama arrived as i said in new jersey in last hour to get a personal look at the devastation that sandy left behind. he's touring the damage zone with one of republican mitt romney's most vocal supporters, new jersey governor chris christie who says this is no time for politics. >> this is so much bigger than an election. this is the livelihood of the people of my state. what they expect me to do to get the job done. when someone asks me an honest question, i give an honest answer. how has the president been to deal with? he's been outstanding to
. >> reporter: there's not much for romney to do beyond encouraging supporters to pitch in. with fema working overtime, democrats are hammering him for what he said at a debate when asked if some of fema's responsibilities should be turned over to the states. >> absolutely. any time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. and if you can go even further and send it back to the private sector, that's even better. >> reporter: romney wouldn't answer questions about that. >> governor, would you eliminate fema if you were president? >> reporter: with canceled events, the campaign continues. bill clinton led a rally in indianapolis that appeared entirely political. with a race this close, not even a storm of the century can bring the campaign to a halt. jonathan karl, abc news, kettering, ohio. cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare
. >> it was a bull's-eye of the storm. fema's not here. they're in new jersey, breezy point. they're everywhere, not an staten island. every single person on this block lost everything. do you know how many people died on this block? they're pulling goods out. >> reporter: it's hard to imagine anyone could neglect staten islanders when their stories are so harrowing. the sea water rose so fast, it was upon them in minutes. there was an off-duty police officer who rushed his family to safety in his attic and then is thought to have been electrocuted. and there was little diane could do but stand inside her living room holding her 89-year-old mother as the water rose. her mother drowned. and this afternoon, in a stoate island marsh, the discovery of the bodies of two boys dragged from their mother's arms from floodwaters. some residents fear they haven't seen the end of it. >> they're still looking for dead bodies. people held unaccounted for. this death toll is going up. but you need to come here and see it. we need help, please. >> reporter: the frustration was directed at the red cross -- >> t
at the white house includes top aides, the head of fema and by the telephone, the governors of new york, new jersey and connecticut. and in this morning's weekly addressed. the president pledged to help storm victims to rebuild no matter how long it takes. >> as president, i promise them this, your country be there for you for as long as it takes to recover and rebuild. >> following this morning's meeting, they will fan out to tour damaged areas to make sure that necessary resources shall being provided. that includes gasoline because there's a shortage. and the long lines for gas still visible in some states. new jersey is actually rationing gas. >>> some people in new york cheered this morning when the lights came back on. the number of people without power drops from 2.6 million from a high of 8 million. the storm has left 175 people dead, including 106 in the united states. >>> new york marathon will not be run tomorrow. mayor bloomberg canceled that race after mounting criticism. they claimed that the race would have drained resources that should be helping the recovery effort. >> my ho
. fema is flying in food, supplies, and personnel. >> we're all in this together. we are desperately trying to help everybody. we're trying to prioritize. >> across the river in hoboken, new jersey, national guard rescues continue. up and down the devastated jersey shore, natural gas service being cut with utility crews scrambling to plug hundreds of explosive leaks. on new york city, staten island, all the worst that sandy brought is all coming home. >> total, total devastation. i live a mile from the beach. how did that water get to my house? >> and there has not been as much attention on staten island as there should have been. so much heart ache out there. the 88 people who lost their lives in the storm, 13 in the city. two were young boys, brothers who might have survived. that's what their mom says. if her story bears out, it wouldn't have taken a miracle either. just a neighbor doing the right thing. gary tuckman has their story. >> reporter: a ford explore er on the side of the street in the staten island, new york. the car seats remain where two little boys, brandon and conn
is an emergency responder for fema and he is headed into the eye of the storm. >> this is bigger than anything they ever witnessed. i have been in katrina, rita, wilma. this is a lot larger. >> you are still okay if your flight is a go? you don't mind flying? >> no. >> it's your job? >> it's what i do. >> now coast-to-coast flights are canceled at oakland and san jose international airports. >>> a grocery store just sold a super lotto ticket at best food at stockton and broadway in chinatown. it is worth $13 million. the store owner will get $60,000 for selling the winning ticket. here are the numbers. 5, 14, 36, 38, 47 and the mega number is 18. the winner has 180 days to claim that prize. >> what are you waiting for? check your wallet. >>> coming up, we have more coverage of the giants world series win still ahead. >>> i'm bob redell. we will tell you where and when you want to be out here today to see the world series champions as they come home from detroit. that story coming up. >>> die hard giants fans are waiting for the orange and black to return to at&t park. >> they are lining up to
be worried about you. we have had great cooperation from fema, the national guard, salvation army and from state officials and i wanted to thank all the individual companies and nonprofit who have donated so generously. that includes the road runners club donated a million dollars to the relief effort in that amount may go as high as $2 million if the runners club has asked each runner in this weekend's marathon to contribute $26.20, $1 for each mile of the race and hopefully some will be more than that. they are running this race to help new york city and donations from all the runners will be a big relief effort. if you remember, you go back to 9/11, i think they made the right decision in those days to run the marathon, it pulled people together, and we have to find some ways to express ourselves and show our solidarity with each other. we have raised almost $10 million for individuals and corporations including the charitable trust and the ceo of. my company, rupert murdoch. melissa: that was mayor michael bloomberg. we were waiting to hear what he was going to say about the marathon b
candidates. president obama visited fema's headquarters yesterday. workers will run the nerve center that will coordinate the 's response to the storm. mr. obama reminded people to follow -- instructions of local officials. the president traveled to orlando, florida where he was going to campaign, but he has decide today cancel northern virginia and tomorrow in colorado. sandy forced mitt romney to change his plans. romney campaigned in ohio yesterday. instead of in virginia as planned. his campaign cancel add appearance for tomorrow in new hampshire. romney told supporters in ohio that our thoughts and prayers are with people who will find themselves in harm's way. >>> the streets of san francisco packed with giants fans many at the civic center watching on a jumbotron last night. thousands watched the world series with other giants' fans and shared in the victory shoulder to shoulder, next to city hall others filled restaurants and bars in the city but they all cheered their team on and shared the same sentiments after the game. >> amazing, a sweep, it is just unbelievable. >> oh m
scrapped plans for three events -- in three states after visiting fema yesterday. fema workers will run the nerve center and coordinate the government's response to the storm. meantime mitt romney is campaigning in the midwest out of the storm's path. romney campaigned in the crucial battle gun state of ohio yesterday instead of in -- battleground state of ohio yesterday instead of virginia. he did call off events in new hampshire for tomorrow >> stock market is closed, regulators decided to shutdown the new york stock exchange the dow jones or the new york stock exchange because of the threat posed to manhattan and the nasdaq. last time the stock exchange was closed was 9/11. most mass transit in new york city shutdown making it nearly impossible for traders to get to work. regulators considering another shutdown tomorrow that decision has not been made. stay with abc7 news we are continuing coverage of hurricane sandy. "good morning america" will have a special live west coast edition at 7:00, to cover hurricane sandy. >>> should we show 'em now? >> yeah. >> here are the headlines thi
, and you talk about the bipartisanship. we have seen how government has needed to step in by way of fema. romney has, you know, points of view in the primary, drudged up again by him saying fema is not necessary. then we talk about bipartisanship. you're seeing president obama standing right next to what was a number one surrogate for romney. so you know, in the end, has this natural disaster how kind of skewed or changed some of the opinions or sentiments about what romney has been saying about government not working, government being too intrusive? >> nobody's suggesting that governor christy still isn't indorsing and supporting governor romney. clearly, he has and continues to do so. the fact is -- of the matter is we don't want government, we want it to be efficient and positive and working for individuals, not against individuals. so governor romney never said we don't need fema. what he said it was the local and state governmental entities that were the first individuals in in a disaster. that's exactly true. >> let me say this, fredricka. let me say this as a member of the homelan
-year $8.6 million grant from fema. >>> today we got an up-close look at a new crime-fighting tool officials in alameda county are hoping to add to their arsenal. but as ktvu's allie rasmus explains some are objecting to spy in the sky. >> reporter: it lifts off like a space age aircraft and you can barely hear it buzzing overhead. it's an unmanned aerial system otherwise known as a drone. >> the device is about 2' wide, less than a foot tall an weighs about 3.35 funds and atoo muched to the bottom is an hd camera that sends back a live picture. >> well, limits are ceiling 400' agl, line of sight, 250,' with an observer. >> reporter: to fly in dense urban areas deputies would need permission from the faa and department of justice, but the device has raised concerns. representatives from the electronic frontier foundation sent this statement. in response sheriff sergeant nelson says it's no different than other equipment they use. >> we have had robots in our bomb squad and s.w.a.t. teams for ten years that are remote controlled. we don't role those down the street to survey peop
is to be expected. of course, residents no doubt still reeling, and governor christie said fema will be a strong force here, no doubt, for many, many months. and he kept stressing that word, noting that this will be a very long recovery process. people are just starting to try and put the number on very early estimates. back to you. >> kayla, it looks like we're taking a few hits from your shot, but it is surprising to see the lights behind you. i don't know if you can still hear us, kayla. have they had these lights on the whole time with generators? is that a new change? looks like we're losing kayla's shot. >> reporter: they do have massive generators that have been powering those casinos. bally's has been housing essential personnel like hospital workers and police that are here in atlantic city. most of the traffic lights are back on. there are some that are still out. actually, there's a lot of power. yesterday we were broadcasting from outside caesar's. i spoke to someone there. their casino was up, and all the machines were on. kelly clarkson was playing outside on the speakers. but it's
affect 50 million americans. the president has been in close contact with fema and dhs and all the agencies that have responsibility here to make sure we're doing everything we can for people, and that's what he is going to continue to do throughout this -- throughout this storm, and in terms of how it affects the election, i don't think anybody really knows. obviously we want unfettered access to the polls because we believe that the more people come out, the better we're going to do, and so to the extent that it makes it harder, you know, that's a source of concern, but i don't know how all the politics will sort out. it depends on how scenarios are impacted and so the best thing we can do is focus on how we can help people during this storm and hope that it all clears out and that by the next weekend we'll be free of it and people can focus on the election. >> let me put up a recent abc news-washington post poll for our viewers. the question was who do you trust to do a better job on the economy? posed to likely voters. president obama 44%. governor romney, 51%. why after al
fema headquarters president obama said that residents need to take the storm seriously and follow instructions from local officials. the storm is expected to make landfall tomorrow. >>> hurricane sandy is wrecking travel plans along the mid- atlantic for every form of transportation. thoughts of flights are expected to be canceled across the country tomorrow. ktvu consumer editor tom vacar tells us how the storm is affecting bay area airports fox for tens of thousands of travelers stranded by sandy it's a waiting game. >> right now our best guess is that san francisco we're going to cancel about 55 flights. there will be all of the flights canceled for tomorrow. >> reporter: sfo's united terminal the major complaint lack of information. >> they originally told me that all flights were caused until thursday. i was out here for a convention. so hoping to rebook and get back as soon as i can. >> with all the technology that we have nowadays, where i get an automated call telling me i need to check in. there is no reason to i can't get an automated call to say your flight has been
pre positioned assets so that fema personnel are working closely with state and local governments. we are making sure that food and water and emerge as a generation are available for those communities that will be hardest hit. we anticipat because of the nature of the storm we are certain that this is on a to be a slow- moving process through a wide swath of the country. millions of people are going to be affected. the most important message i have for the public right now is please listen. to what your state and local officials and sang. when they tell you to evacuate you need to evacuate. do not delay. do not pause. do not question. do not question the instructions of being given because this is a serious storm and it's a potentially rtment of people-pt -the extraordinarily grateful for the cooperation our state and local officials. the conversation i have had with the governors indicate there are no on may needs. i think everyone is taking it very seriously. we have pre physician the resources that we need but right now the place. the people will get the food, water, shelter they n
obama. >> we have fema working with state and local agents and we are making sure that food, water and emergency resources are available for those communities. the mutual aid and rescue teams from all across the country are being dispatched. to the east coast as it makes landfall. rob fladeboe is where the california national guard is 20 in the efforts. >> licking leaving-moffett field was this-leaving the moffett field were these cargo planes. including the helicopters whose job it will be to rescue people from rooftops. >> we can hoist individuals that were in a flooded area or other form of distress. and move them to safety. given the california air national guard the 129 is based at moffett field and also paring some of these combat shuttle aircraft. these are capable of refueling the helicopters in mid air, if necessary it is indefinite, with the crew of 100 it is an elite group. to deal with just such an emergency with this hurricane sandy. >> these are the most highly trained airforce. they have to be trained and medically qualified. we have a rescue missions off the coast o
it? >> fema responds rather adroitly to -- katrina notwithstanding, to these disasters. i suspect they're going to be quite responsive right now for those who have been displaced, who have lost family members, who don't have homes. i think there will be a rapid response from the federal government. >> i'm just saying, we could use that money in other areas right now. not necessarily the bond buying program. just an observation. >> maria, i got say, i don't know if the bond buying is actually helping. we're seeing a lot of bond buying. i don't know where that money is going to. we see unemployment raising. >> is survey showed pick ups in demand for most classes in lending right now. so it has had a positive effect in a place where it could matter. we have seen in general some of the interest rates that matter go down in the economy, including mortgages. >> and a big uptick in housing. >> maybe not perfect, but it seems to have had an effect. >> do we anticipate the typical pickup in economic activity following a natural disaster of this magnitude here, ron? >> bill, listen, it's go
of fema and from his top aides, suzanne, but i think if we had any doubt we almost only needed look at the preview for president obama. charles woodson, the safety from the green bay packers warming up the crowd here before he got here. i think we should have taken from that that it is game on because that is certainly the sense that you could get from this speech after president obama talked about being humbled and inspired by sandy. he then moved into what you could say was a lot of his normal stump speech. he was talking a lot about how mitt romney was not the candidate of change. he said talking or not really elaborating on policies, not answering questions about policies, not change. he said that making changes to entitlements like medicare is change, but not the kind of change that americans want, and he gave really quite his sort of rouzing speech that you could say was very much making his argument for why he should be re-elected and why voters should not give mitt romney a chance, suzanne. >> let's talk a little bit about the sprint to the finish here, briana, because i ima
campaign event since sandy hit. in the meantime, president obama stopped off at the fema headquarters in washington, d.c. a little while ago. he will see firsthand the damage from the super storm. >> here at home, giants fans are packing b.a.r.t. trains, heading to san francisco wor the -- for the world series victory parade. in west oakland at the b.a.r.t. station people had trouble getting on because those trains were crammed. muni adding more trains and extra ferries are running to the golden gate district. >>> and we have this -- giant fans already cramming into the civic center plaza. brian flores has been out there all morning. he's back now. tell us more about what's happening around you, brian. >> reporter: well, a lot of those fans getting off the b.a.r.t. trains are heading here. you can see behind me, i've been here all morning, the crowd is definitely piling up. the parade does not start until about 11:00. our coverage doesn't start until about 10:30. now, from what we shot earlier today, we talked to some people, some fans started showing up as early as 3:00. you can see
. >>> more than a half million new yorkers have no power right now. this is new video. fema official and secretary of homeland security are going take a tour today. now a man point add gun at a driver who put in front of him at a line in at gag station. the temperatures are always supposed to drop this weekend which is worrying people because a lot of are relying on fuel powered generators to keep on the lite lights and the heat. >>> two boys have been found after they were swept out of their mothers arms. she lost hold of her 2-year-old and 4-year-old son. >> that is a terrible story. i can not think about how the patients feel today. >> s mother scorifiered by clinging to--the mother survived by clinging to a post. >>> storm battered areas are struggling to re-coffer. there are long lining for food and water. coming up, a live report on supply shortages and the clean up facing storm victims. but they are still going to be holing the new york marathon on sunday. >>> we have major commute problems, sal is here to talk about what is going on. >>> yes, there was a fatal accident her
with fema and the federal government as well. >> so difficult because with all the flooded homes, a lot of people have lost their paperwork. they can't even find it, right. they have lost their homes. >> i know. >> such a tough time certainly. christine, thank you very much. we'll be sure to join you for your "bottom line" which starts at 9:30 a.m. eastern time. >> it has been a flurry of activity and travel for president obama and mitt romney this weekend. we'll tell you where they are headed. hello!!!! [ all ] ohh! that is crazy! are you kidding me? let me see! oh! what! that's insane! noooo! mr. woodson? oh hello! hello! [ whistles ] hello! [ all ] hello! [ coach ] caleb, i've got someone i want you to meet. hello. [ male announcer ] at&t. the nation's largest 4g network. covering 3,000 more 4g cities and towns than verizon. rethink possible. anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ female announcer ] live the regula
million people will be impacted by this storm. fema has pledged over 3 beaten $5 billion for the cleanup if necessary. >> carolyn: and it's not just wind and rain punishing people. schools are closed in south carolina and blizzard warnings in west virginia. sandhya patel is here to show us where the storm is. >> check out doppler radar. you will see this storm is covering a large part of the east coast. there is snow falling right now and rain continues to batter the east coast. we'll show you where the snow is falling right now. it is extending from colombia, ohio, down to west virginia. blizzard warnings are up and expecting two to three feet by wednesday morning. this is post tropical cyclone sandy. it did make landfall near atlantic city earlier this evening. you see the bands of rain continuing to move in. right now i sti is still windy n atlantic city. peak wind gusts to 46 miles an york and the battery in actually peak water level was 13.88 feet. that is all-time record. this system will continue to work its way up to the northwest and to the north, but the effects of it in the fo
of hurricane sandy. officials promised fema is doing everything it can to help. >> we want to help get things back to normal as quickly as possible. schools open, stores open. >> reporter: in new jersey, emergency crews and the national guard are still going door to door searching for survivors where families have been stranded by floodwaters for days. natural gas fires continue to burn in mantoloking where homes were flattened. and with millions still in the dark, 64,000 utility workers in a dozen states are working around the clock to turn the power on. >> one pole at a time. how you got to go. you got to pick through it. >> yay! >> got our lights back. thank you, lord. >> reporter: commuters have been ordered to have at least three people in their cars, and gas lines are growing. >> i got here at 9:59 a.m., and it's 1:00 in the afternoon. three hours. >> reporter: the coast guard is now helping to bring fuel into the city, and sunday's big new new york city marathon is still a go, despite criticism that the runners will be traveling near areas devastated by sandy. rob and sunny? >> in new
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